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Overview of noun ruin
1. ruin, ruination -- (an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction; "you have brought ruin on this entire family")

2. ruin -- (a ruined building; "they explored several Roman ruins")

3. dilapidation, ruin -- (the process of becoming dilapidated)

4. ruin, ruination -- (an event that results in destruction)

5. downfall, ruin, ruination -- (failure that results in a loss of position or reputation)

6. laying waste, ruin, ruining, ruination, wrecking -- (destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined)

Overview of verb ruin
1. destroy, ruin -- (destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up")

2. ruin -- (destroy or cause to fail; "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election")

3. bankrupt, ruin, break, smash -- (reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him")

4. ruin -- (reduce to ruins; "The country lay ruined after the war")

5. deflower, ruin -- (deprive of virginity; "This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village")

6. ruin -- (fall into ruin)

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